Culture and Careers
Our culture is the way we live our shared values, beliefs and principles. It’s our code, our core logic and the software of our minds that drives our collective behaviour. Culture isn’t simply the legacy we leave to the next generation in the form of the lessons we pass on; it’s also what we do when we think that no one else is looking. It’s how we think, act and interact.
Our transformation efforts are led by our subsidiary Pragma Africa, and address each of the five pillars of BBBEE: ownership, management control, skills development, enterprise and supplier development (ESD) and socio-economic development.
SED and CSI
While we support corporate social investment (CSI) initiatives, our focus has shifted to socio-economic development (SED) to assist non-profit organisations in a more sustainable manner. We see SED and CSI projects as an employee engagement driver. Examples include tutoring at schools, participation in school career days, small business training, school feeding schemes and educational support.
Disability and diversity
Pragma is an equal opportunity employer. We have implemented a special focus on increasing the number of people living with disabilities working for us.
Organisational diversity is overseen by our Consultative Forum. This forum meets quarterly to discuss matters relating to transformation, Employment Equity, Skills Development, BBBEE, Legislative Compliance and Policy and Procedure.
Student Training Programme
Our STP is a three-week work journey of professional and personal development. This annual programme takes place during the July university holidays and is specifically aimed at B.Eng. (Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical, Electrical and Computer or Mechatronic) students in their third or fourth year of study.
We offer workplace integrated learning (WIL) opportunities to University of Technology students. These are mainly in the fields of engineering but also include finance, marketing, HR and ICT. This enables students to satisfy course requirements for practical experience, while helping Pragma connect with the future stars of the engineering industry.
Our Health Safety Security Environment (HSSE) extends far beyond our premises. We’ve encouraged employees to live with awareness, caution and care even when they’re not at work, and to urge their families to do the same. The result? Safer communities for all.